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Member since Mar-10-07 · Last seen Mar-30-15
28 years old, USCF rating 1726. Personal best around 2100 blitz on ICC and Playchess. Around 1800 on FICS (handle: dumbgai). Inactive in OTB competition since 2011.

Beaten a handful of IMs online (mostly through flagging).

If anything I write on these pages offends you, feel free to hand me a beating on FICS.

My opening repertoire: 1. e4 as white, 1. e4 e5 and 1. d4 d5 as black.

Favorite player is Magnus Carlsen.

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   dumbgai has kibitzed 2433 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-29-15 Yifan Hou (replies)
dumbgai: Agree that we need a better profile photo!
   Mar-29-15 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) (replies)
dumbgai: Bravo Pia, that was some determined endgame play.
   Mar-26-15 N Pogonina vs Zhao Xue, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: 54. Rf5 was too eager to trade down. Although BOOC is usually easier for the weaker side to draw without the rooks, in this case the white rook was effectively blocking the black king. It looks like she could have just shuffled her rook along the 5th-rank and black couldn't make ...
   Mar-23-15 M Sebag vs N Pogonina, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: Chessbomb gives 81...Ra5 instead of ...h4 as holding the draw. The idea is that b6 allows a swap of rooks, so even though white promotes first, there is no mating net. I think John Nunn said that in KQR-KQR or KQQ-KQQ without pawns, whoever checks first wins. Because Q+R are able to
   Mar-19-15 T Kosintseva vs M A Gomes, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: Yeah, she had a big advantage in this game but decided to go for a risky attack against the king that didn't work. Surely there must be a way here to play safely.
   Mar-18-15 Tingjie Lei vs D E Cori Tello, 2015
dumbgai: Given that black needed a win to force a tiebreak, she should have resigned after 73. Nxe2. Not only is the position winning for white, but even with a miracle draw by black she would be eliminated from the tournament. Making your opponent waste energy on almost an extra 50 moves in
   Mar-17-15 Koneru vs Ayah Moaataz, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: Not bad, black managed to make 30 legal moves and a few of them were even good moves!
   Mar-06-15 A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013
dumbgai: <Catholic Bishop: Asking a chess player to execute the BN checkmate on the spot is like asking a pianist to play the Chopin opus 10#2 on the spot. Just a train-wreck waiting to happen unless you've put in some serious practice.> Nah, more like asking a pianist to play Fur ...
   Feb-27-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
dumbgai: An unfortunately boring tournament.
   Feb-24-15 I Bitensky vs I Saric, 2015
dumbgai: The conqueror of Carlsen is unable to conquer a 2384 rated IM.
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